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Undergraduate subject

Computer Science

28 October 2023
Computer Science helps people do their work efficiently and effectively by analysing needs and constructing appropriate solutions.


Computer Science


Computer Science is not only about programming or coding, but has many aspects such as human-computer interaction (including virtual and augmented reality), artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science, cloud computing, and computer graphics.

The potential of this field to solve problems and make improvements in our lives is limitless. Computer Science is present in everyday life — in Google searches, driving your car, disease detection, or surveying drones to name a few.

Computer Science

What will my study involve?

  • An opportunity to study Computer Science alongside other subjects that you are interested in like Psychology, Economics, and Product Design.
  • Work experience opportunities through internships.
  • Computer Science is a flexible subject that you can major or minor in within many degree options.

Computer Science


Computer Science major

For the major in the Bachelor of Science, complete the following courses:


COSC101 Working in a Digital World and STAT101 Statistics 1 are also strongly recommended for those who haven't studied computer science previously.



Computer Science minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Psychological Science, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:

Computer Science

Career opportunities

The skills you will gain from your studies include technical knowledge in computer science, problem-solving, logical thinking, creativity, teamwork, and communication.

These skills will lead into many industries like agriculture, health, finance, and education. You will be able to work anywhere in Aotearoa or overseas.

Career pathways could include:

  • software, web, mobile, and game development
  • IT consulting
  • cybersecurity
  • telecommunications.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Computer Science.

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